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Britney Spears. How do I spell thee? Let me count the ways...
posted by srboisvert (19 comments total)

 
buttney spears?
posted by lawtalkinguy at 2:22 PM on May 23, 2002


What's amazing is that "spears" is consistently spelled correctly. It's only the first name that's wrong.

Funny, I don't see "Mindless Corporate Shill Spears" on this list.
posted by starvingartist at 2:23 PM on May 23, 2002


This list is one of the reasons I get any hits to my weblog at all.
posted by brittney at 2:28 PM on May 23, 2002


briney spears! mmm!
posted by Succa at 2:38 PM on May 23, 2002


I would like to suggest that from now on, "Britney Spears" shall be used in the place of that other "BS" phrase we all know and love. Can't you just see it?
You: The MTV Music Awards are on!
Me: What a crock of Britney Spears!

Me: Have you read this Drudge article yet?
You: That guy is so full of Britney Spears his eyes are pink.

And on. And on. And on.
posted by bonheur at 2:56 PM on May 23, 2002


Love that, bonheur. Love it.
posted by me3dia at 2:57 PM on May 23, 2002


britney already in use as rhyming slang.
posted by Spoon at 2:59 PM on May 23, 2002


Oops, they do it again... and again... and again...
posted by betobeto at 3:12 PM on May 23, 2002


What's amazing is that "spears" is consistently spelled correctly. It's only the first name that's wrong.

What's also amazing is that if you spell both names seriously wrong, Google will still suggest you want Britney Spears. For example try "brtne speres". Similarly, "kristna aglera" gets you Christina Aquilera.
posted by beagle at 3:25 PM on May 23, 2002


srboisvert - I hope you get the job, then we can have a google insider at MeFi.
posted by Why at 3:35 PM on May 23, 2002


For the record, most of the people who find the BritneyBlog are looking for "Britney Spears virginity"
posted by owillis at 7:06 PM on May 23, 2002


However she spells her name, there's a rumor that Brittney is gonna be on Buffy the Vampire Slayer next year. Is there no getting away from this woman? Sheesh!
posted by ZachsMind at 8:00 PM on May 23, 2002


For the record, most of the people who find the BritneyBlog are looking for "Britney Spears virginity"

So's she, I imagine.
posted by jonmc at 8:20 PM on May 23, 2002


there's a rumor that Brittney is gonna be on Buffy the Vampire Slayer next year

This one may actually be based in reality, frighteningly enough. She was supposed to play Warren's sexbot back in Season 5; a prospect that scared me at first, then when I saw the episode, realized how surreally funny it would have been to see Britney toss Spike through a plate glass window.
posted by toddshot at 8:47 PM on May 23, 2002


I googled brocoli spears (misspelled on purpose) to see what would happen, and ended up with nude photos of Broccoli Spears. The web is a great place.
posted by iconomy at 9:12 PM on May 23, 2002


beagle: Soundex has been a standard searching technique for years, because it makes "Smith", "Smythe", and so forth equivalent search terms.

starvingartist: We don't know that people are actually always spelling "spears" correctly. We only know that Google has shown us the mis-spellings of her first name combined with a correctly-spelled last name. For example, britney+speers returns over 1000 results. Quick searches also find rapidly-declining numbers of results for "spearz", "spaers", and other variants. Presumably search field entries would show a similar distribution.
posted by dhartung at 9:17 PM on May 23, 2002


So's she, I imagine.
It's probably under my bed with the socks and Superman comics...
posted by owillis at 10:09 PM on May 23, 2002


So maybe they'll kill off Willow in like episode 3, make Britney Buffy's new best friend, and make Spike Buffy's soul-endowed schmoopie. The big bad? Every single God damned citizen of Sunnydale, each one of whom, driven by sheer exasperation, will strive to the death to open the Hellmouth so they can throw our three protagonists into it. Woof.
posted by furiousthought at 10:18 PM on May 23, 2002


One way to spell her name is 'Presbyterian' - if you mix up the letter a bit.
And she claims to be a Baptist
posted by zimbobzim at 4:09 AM on May 24, 2002


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